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PostPosted: Tue May 02, 2017 8:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow, car looks it just rolled off the production line.
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PostPosted: Wed May 03, 2017 9:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It certainly does!
I like the way you've finally done the wheels Wink
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PostPosted: Wed May 03, 2017 10:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jonttt wrote:




what That just doesn't sound right, unless it's Brazilian Dont know

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PostPosted: Thu May 04, 2017 12:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

michelin wrote:
It certainly does!
I like the way you've finally done the wheels Wink
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You shamed me into it Grin
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PostPosted: Thu May 04, 2017 6:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

We can cut some time one day and give them the 'Gtechniq' treatment! worship
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PostPosted: Thu May 04, 2017 10:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm playing golf for a few days in wales....... thought I would have to take the daily as I didn't fancy putting the golf bag on the passenger seat but amazingly fitted in the boot of the boxster Thumb

I took out the driver and 3 wood which fitted into the recesses and the bag fitted in fine. I don't think a trolley bag would fit but a carry bag no problem.

So it was a pleasant, sunny, roof down, take it easy drive down north wales this afternoon Cool


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PostPosted: Sun May 21, 2017 4:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had to run a chore this morning and my 6 year old daughter wanted to come along. I just picked up the keys to my daily when she asked if we could go in the "sports car". I smiled and changed keys, then remembered I had to get a booster seat out of one of the other cars lol.

As I was strapping her in she said "remember I don't like heights or fastness", I replied "we won't be going very high" and laughed.

Dropped the roof and the sun came out, fate was on our side.

She loved the "fastness" in the end.

Still lovin the boxster even though I have been / am away a lot this month which has limited its use.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 07, 2017 3:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As an update......

I've been using the BGTS as a daily about 2 days per week over the past couple of weeks with a conscious effort to use it in manual mode more often.

I was initially unsure about PDK, if its a daily I accepted it makes more sense but as a hobby / weekend car I feared I was missing out on the manual box offering more driving feel / flexibility (engine braking etc....)

now I think its simply down to practice / getting to know the PDK. I am now driving it 90% of the time in manual mode, even in traffic. Most of that is simply down to familiarity / practice ie once you "know" when to change up / down without looking what gear you are in / using the flappy paddles it does become second nature just like a manual box is. It does very much feel like riding a bike / learning to drive again but once it "clicks" its easy / more fun.

Manual mode just simply makes the car more fun to drive and makes the noise even more of a pleasure having much more control over the revs and noise. sport plus mode does hold onto revs for too long, sport does not so manual mode gives full control somewhere in between the 2.

Roof down in 1st & 2nd gears revved out the car really does sound like a supercar should and is without doubt the closest thing to a supercar I have driven for <£60k. It so reminds me of a ferrari 430/458/488 spider in race mode to drive which is quite something.

I let an friend drive it for a short while a week ago, he had never been in any sort of sports car before let alone drive one, car was warmed up so striaght in sport plus mode for him. The sheer excitement and pleasure he got from the experience has to remind you how lucky we are to take such cars for granted. I got as much pleasure from his experience as he did. Reminded me of when I was 25 Wink
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 07, 2017 6:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was sat in a GTS today at Wilmslow today. Sounded glorious. Very tempted however amazingly that one didn't have heated seats. Deal breaker for me.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 07, 2017 10:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes there are some weird specs out there
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 08, 2017 10:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I second JonT on using the car in manual mode sometimes, my son loves it especially on the M58!
Sport Plus is too brutal for me so Sport is the perfect balance.
On another note, mine is in for a major @ OPC Wilmslow and I've had a Macan S since Thursday with the return on Monday.
What a car for pure road holding performance! When you floor it you feel as if you are on a runway on the road to taking off! It's a good car but I prefer my 981 for that pure sports car feeling.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 09, 2017 12:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I cancelled SWMBO's Macan GTS order last minute (it was due to start build) and got her an Evoque instead ....... so I could get the BGTS Hand

My brother has a Macan GTS due for delivery next month (if he can't resist waiting for Sept registration) so looking forward to giving it a go.
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